Proton is unashamedly a budget brand, but prices for the Satria Neo aren't as low as you might think. Talented competitors, such as the Suzuki Swift, cost about the same. Fuel consumption and carbon dioxide figures don't compare well with the Swift's, either, so you'll pay more to run it, too. Also, desirability isn't a Proton strong point, so resale values aren't strong.
Proton Satria Neo Hatchback quality & reliability
Build quality has improved at Proton, but the advances made by the Satria are only slight. Most plastics are shiny and unappealing, and the switchgear looks and feels too cheap. It trails similarly priced competitors by some distance. Reliability is still somewhat of an unknown quantity, but there's a three-year warranty for peace of mind.
Proton Satria Neo Hatchback safety & security
Safety kit is in short supply. You’ll get driver and passenger front airbags, but neither side nor curtain airbags are provided, even as optional extras. Owners can’t specify stability control, either. All Satrias come with an alarm and immobiliser, but not deadlocks.